A member of the Fort Hays State University wrestling team was arrested Sunday after a report of a sexual assault on campus.
Efe Clinton Osaghae was arrested just after 5 a.m. Sunday after an interview by the FHSU Police Department on suspicion of aggravated sexual battery, aggravated burglary and criminal restraint, according to FHSU police records. The crime was alleged to have occurred at 2 a.m. Sunday at Heather Hall, a student residence hall.
Criminal charges have not yet been filed in Ellis County District Court, according to Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees.
At a bond hearing Monday morning, bond was set at $75,000, Drees said. Osaghae was not on the Ellis County Jail inmate census report as of Tuesday morning.
Scott Cason, chief communications officer for FHSU, said Wednesday he did not know what Osaghae’s status on the team was. He offered no other comment on the report.
“We don’t comment on ongoing cases. Due process is going to play its course on campus and with law enforcement off campus. We’re just letting due process take its course,” he said.
Osaghae, a junior from St. Louis, was still listed on the FHSU wrestling roster as of Thursday afternoon. He competed in FHSU's Bob Smith Open this past Saturday in Hays, going 2-2 in four matches in the 174-pound division.
Osaghae earned All-American status during his redshirt-freshman year at Fort Hays, placing eighth in the 149-pound division at the 2018 NCAA Division II Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.